Lakeville students: Bee aware

Lego League winners seek backyard hive A group of award-winning Lakeville middle schoolers are taking a stand for bees.   Sixth-graders on the “Beestmode” First Lego League Team recently asked the Lakeville City Council to change city ordinances to allow backyard beehives. At the request of City Council members, the issue will go before the […]

Help Me Grow MN launches developmental resources website

New multilingual site helps parents track and understand early childhood development Help Me Grow MN, an outreach initiative that serves the metro area, recently introduced a website available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. The website helps parents, caregivers, and professionals keep tabs on their child’s early development through information and assessments, as well as […]

Music program wins national recognition

The council chambers at Elk River City Hall were more lively than usual for the Nov. 28 regular meeting of the Elk River Area School Board. What was scheduled to be a performance in the lobby area as community members filed in for the meeting turned into a full-fledged performance at the front of the […]

Banzai program teaches students financial literacy

It’s common knowledge that everyone should be smart with their money, although many young adults don’t start learning how to manage their personal finances until well after college. Gaining financial knowledge is essential to monetary success and financial literacy program Banzai does just that. Designed for high school and college students, Banzai uses real world […]

Fridley Fatherhood Partnership holds its first meeting

How can fathers support their children’s learning? How can they be involved? What issues and topics matter to them? What activities would they like to do with their children? A group of dads of students from Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools gathered Oct. 27 at the Fridley Community Center for the first meeting of the […]